A man was allegedly murdered by his sister and brother-in-law in a property dispute near here on Thursday.

Police said S.Ganesan (40) of Azhaganeri under Thatchanallur police station limits in the city was reportedly opposing the apportioning of their ancestral property to his sister Latha, who is married to M.Puthuraja of Anaithalaiyoor under Gangaikondan police station limits.

When Ganesan had come to Anaithalaiyoor to attend a funeral on Thursday, Latha and Puthuraja picked an argument with him, following which the couple allegedly hacked him to death on the spot.

The Gangaikondan police, who have registered a case, are on the lookout for the couple.